Friday:) Fun With My Fine Artist Friends

2 Jun

“If I can contribute to people having fun, I would feel very fulfilled as an artist.”

~Shakira

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Another steamy hotter than H-E- double hockey sticks here in North Texas. I got up early, well early for me, 7:30. That’s early because I go to bed around 2 am. I walked the dog for about 20 minutes, only in the shady sections of the park. Then, I put on my sunglasses and stoic SuperGirl disposition and went for a long hour walk. I walked on the other side of the subdivision where the trees are taller and offered some much needed shade.

This afternoon, I spent some time gathering art supplies for my senior art group at Towne Creek. We meet the first Friday of the month. It isn’t always easy coming up with new art projects and fun food to take for our feast. I dipped my chocolate brownie bites, put together food for our feast. I was taking hot dogs, Cokes and 7 Up, Doritos, black-eyed pea salsa, nacho cheese dip, and little fruit pies, cookies, and dipped brownie bites. The only thing I didn’t have at home was ice cream. We had to have ice cream. It’s hot out. So, I stopped at Walmart on the way to Towne Creek and got salted caramel ice cream to put on the warmed up pies. Yum!

We had our feast first. Usually we paint first, but everyone was hungry. I hadn’t eaten all day. Our friend, Dorothy, was able to join us today because it was the last day of school and the kids got out early.

After the feast, we got down to business. We worked on another mixed media painting/collage project.

A blank canvas can be intimidating, but not for these intrepid troupers. We painted blue skies and cut out beautiful backgrounds from some calendars, layering for a 3-D effect.

I even played some salsa music and Dorothy and I danced a little. But, back to work. Oh, the funny part… when the paint was still pretty wet, I said, “Let’s put these out to dry outside in the heat. They’ll be dry in two minutes.” It would have been funny if it wasn’t true, they did dry in two minutes, it was nearly 100 degrees out there today.

Finished projects. They turned out great. I love my YAH YAH art group… the YOUNG AT HEART artists at Towne Creek.

One Response to “Friday:) Fun With My Fine Artist Friends”

  1. ccbarr June 2, 2018 at 3:12 am #

    I have got to try this!

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